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Not sure if I should have posted this here, or in the "cars" section.........

I had dropped the Sport quattro from my wish list a while ago because the model is only RWD and I'd read that the Revell cars weren't/aren't up to much. Having been impressed with the Revell Ascona I recently bought, I've started to think again about an S1. The only thing putting me off now is the lack of 4WD because I like my collection to be "right".

So, has anyone successfully converted a Revell quattro to 4WD? If so, how did you do it? I've recently fitted a Scalextric Impreza body onto an SCX chassis and I'm happy with the result, so a little modifying isn't beyond me.


Any info or pointers appreciated as I'm loathe to buy a model if the mod can't be done relatively easily.

TIA.
 

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Thanks for ^^^^ that Julian.


I've got MSCs 6R4 and RS200 coming for my birthday in a couple of weeks, so I'll be able to take a close look.


Meanwhile, I've added the Revell car to my eBay searches. Trouble is that, as usual, I'm probably being too specific - I only like the look of the 08336 Kankkunen and 08337 Blomqvist versions.
 

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The Audi S1 from Revell isn´t easy to find. Haven´t found a single webshop that has one in stock. When it shows up on ebay prices tend to be silly. There is one now one german ebay for 79.95€ and one in USA för 114,95$. Seems a bit pricey to me.
 

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I think I've seen the ones you mean.

There are 2x Mouton/RAC 08315 on eBay at the moment - one from Typhoon at £36:89 and one from a Spanish retailer at £31:36. Trouble is that the 08336 or 08337 would fit in with my tarmac theme better.
I'm not in any great hurry, so I'll just keep looking. If I don't find one for sensible money I could always get an 08315 and fabricate a "snowshovel". Shouldn't be that difficult.
 

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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 2 Jun 2012, 19:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Michelle Mouton drove one at the Manx, probably in 1986, that was a tarmac rally
So she did!
I just found some images, courtesy of Google.

Now......... Can I replicate that front lip?????

Edit.......... There's also an image of Malcolm Wilson in an S1 taking the same corner on the same event, only his car has the small rear wing and no front lip. I'm sorted!
I (wrongly) assumed that all the cars on tarmac events would have had the lip and large wing. 08315 will do for me, all I'll need will be 17mm wheels (plus 4wd, of course).

Am I anal, or what?
 

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A 4WD conversion is quite easy to do:



The is enough room for the belts, and the car already has bushings for the front axle. You will have to change the bushings (because the stock axles have a smaller diameter then normal), the axles, the wheels an add the pulleys for the belt.
 

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That ^^^^ is excellent. Thanks very much!
 

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You can also simply use the wheels from an older Scalextric RS200 or SCX Quattro that have the pulleys built into the wheels. These will fit the stock axles.
 

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Hi Stu,
I'm in the process of Building my own
I got the Ocar Resin body from Pendle and one MSC MG
Wheelbase was almost perfect moved the front axle back about 1mm or less
Changed the belt to a Ninco red one and it is brilliant drives great like the MG but seems a little less ferocious maybe a bit more weight at the front helps
I've still to paint it up but I'll post up some pics tomorrow
 

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Here is my Team Slot Audi S1, along with my TS Lancia Delta S4 and MG Metro 6R4. They are all mounted on belt drive AWD Ninco chassis' and are very quick. The S1 is mounted on a Ninco Porsche 934 chassis which has had the rear axle bushings glued in place and belt drive added. The Delta is on a Seat Cordoba chassis and the Metro is on a Fiat Punto chassis.



 
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